• News Release: PGCPS Encourages Community to Get Involved in Planning FY2019-2024 Capital Improvement Program

    September 1, 2017
    For Immediate Release
    Office of Communications

    UPPER MARLBORO, MD The Prince George’s County Board of Education encourages students, families and community members to attend the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Public Hearing on September 14 to share priorities for school improvements, renovations and new construction. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. in the Board Room of the Sasscer Administration Building, located at 14201 School Lane in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. Please call the Board Office at 301-952-6115 by 3:30 p.m. the day of the hearing to register to speak.

    The proposed FY 2019-2024 CIP is posted on the CIP web pages. A PowerPoint of the plan was presented to the Board on August 25 for review and discussion. After receiving public input on September 14, the final CIP will be presented for Board approval on September 19; the public may share input during this meeting, as well. The combined State and County proposed FY 2019 CIP request is for almost $307 million. This is almost double the $166M received in FY2018.

    The CIP includes detailed capital project funding requests for the upcoming Fiscal Year (FY) beginning the first of July, as well as five progressive years of planned capital projects. Capital projects are prioritized based on school facilities needs as justified in the Board approved FY17 Educational Facilities Master Plan as amended in FY18. The CIP and EFMP are both fully aligned with the PGCPS academic mission and goals as stated in the PGCPS Strategic Plan and the 2015 PGCPS 5-Year Bridge to Excellence (BTE) Comprehensive Master Plan.

    Once approved, the CIP is forwarded to the County Council and the County Executive for funding review as well as to the State of Maryland. Both the County and the State will review the details of the CIP in anticipation of approving capital funds in the Spring. During the time of review, community stakeholders have many opportunities to voice their opinions regarding the various capital projects contained in the CIP.

    More Information is available at www.pgcps.org/cip/.

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    Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS), one of the nation's 25 largest school districts, has 208 schools and centers, more than 130,000 students and nearly 19,000 employees. The school system serves a diverse student population from urban, suburban and rural communities located in the Washington, DC suburbs. PGCPS is nationally recognized for innovative programs and initiatives that provide students with unique learning opportunities, including arts integration, environmental and financial literacy, and language immersion.